Friday, March 25, 2016

Hostess Appreciation Tea: Chick Card Make and Take

Hello there!  Sorry to have neglected my blog this last week . . . hostess tea preparations kept me busy, then I've also been busy with trying to finish up pages for my son's elementary school's yearbook, preparing my swap project for this week's SUper Friends meeting (photos coming soon!), and all the usual work that goes along with being a mom of two boys!  So, those are my excuses!  Enough of those!

So, the first project from the tea that I want to show you is a 3 x 3" card using the adorable chick from the Honeycomb Happiness set (it's a Sale-a-Bration goodie, so only available for less than a week now!!!!):

The chick is stamped onto the yellow watercolor pattern from the Artistic Expression Designer Paper (another Sale-a-Bration item), the beak and feet are colored with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker, and then the chick cut out.  The background paper behind the chick is from the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper (another Sale-a-Bration item), and we also used that to create the eggs. They were made using the Balloon Bouquet Punch, with the little tied end of the balloon snipped off.  The idea to do that came from this post shared by Cindy Schuster on the Stampin' Up! blog.  I added a butterfly stamped with the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and cropped with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.  The little flowers were created from leftover designer paper, using the Tree Builder Punch, and have a little sprig of leaves, cut out of Old Olive scraps using the branch from the Bird Builder punch.

Here's the inside of the card, with another butterfly, another balloon-egg, and a greeting from the Circle of Spring stamp set:

I had different papers from the Artistic Expression package available to turn into envelopes for these sweet little cards, and we used the Envelope Punch Board to do that:

(The eggs on the card in the photo are a little different, they were punched out of some hand-dyed paper, which we also used for the butterflies).

Hope you enjoyed this project!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

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